How much do you really know about your pet? Most people have some preconceived notions about both dogs and cats that are wrong. Take the time to get to know your furry companion a little better by learning these interesting trivia tidbits.
Things to Know About Dogs
- Dogs can only sweat from the bottoms of their feet.
- Dogs make over 100 different facial expressions, largely using their ears.
- Dogs can make about 10 vocal sounds.
- Dogs can see color, just not red.
- The world has over 350 breeds of dogs.
- Dogs were the first domesticated animal.
- At full throttle, dogs can run about 19 miles per hour.
Things to Know About Cats
- Cats cannot sweat.
- A group of kittens is called a kindle. If the cats are adults, it’s called a clowder.
- Cats can make over 100 vocal sounds.
- A cat can leap up to seven times its actual height
- At full throttle, an adult cat can run up to 30 miles per hour.
- Your cat’s nose has ridges that are unique to him, just like your fingerprint.
- It’s not your imagination – cats are flexible. They have over 230 bones in their
- tiny bodies, and many are loosely attached to add to flexibly.
- Cats can remember things for up to 16 hours, which is even greater than many monkeys.
So go ahead and learn a few of these interesting tidbits. Your friends will be amazed when you spout off the fun facts you know about your animals. If nothing else, you will be well armed for your next game of Trivial Pursuit.